The Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) will host a program featuring birds of prey on Saturday, October 20, 2012.
Martin Tyner of the Southwest Wildlife Foundation is presenting the program and he is bringing some of his friends — a golden eagle and a great horned owl — two powerful predators that regularly reside in southern Nevada. The presentation begins at 2 p.m., at the picnic pavilion. The program is free of charge.
The Moapa Valley NWR is open to the public from sunrise until sunset every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through the 2013 Memorial Day weekend. Weekday visits, especially for groups, are encouraged and can be scheduled on request by contacting the refuge manager at (702) 515-5225.
Located at 4001 W. Warm Springs Road in Moapa, about 60 miles northeast of Las Vegas, the Moapa Valley NWR was established in 1979 to secure habitat for and protect the endangered Moapa dace. From Las Vegas, drive north on Interstate 15 to the Moapa/Glendale exit (#90). Go straight (northwest) on Highway 168 for 7.4 miles to Warm Springs Road. Turn left (southwest) on Warm Springs Road and drive 1.4 miles. The refuge is on the left-hand side of the road.
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